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cies; and the Admiral, on the 7th, sent view he had sent Captain Graves, of the. in return a detailed plan for the convey. Brunswick, to see what use could be ance of the troops to the different islands made of the vessels in Nyborg, and was in the Belt, from whence the whole to order seamen in to man 20 of the might be afterwards conveyed to the is- smacks in the port, and more as the land of Langeland, and from thence em. ships should arrive, for the reception of barked. He expressed a doubt whether the baggage and artillery; and as seahis means (having only three sail of the men might be found among the Spanish line and six smali vessels) would be suf- troops, he suggested the propriety of ficient for the complete execution of the the immediate establishment of a marisc plan ; but he expected more ships, and corps on the must extensive scale possia sufficient supply of provisions for the ble, and he again reminded the Marquis Spanish troops, part of which had alrea. of the importance of embarking providy arrived, and he relied on the zeal and sions and water with the troops. The exertions of his officers and ships com- admiral at the same time wrote to the panies for surmounting those difficulties governor of Nyborg, stating that the which were to be expected. He recom- Spanish commander baving deemed it nended to the Marquis, however, to expedient, under the present circumdrive in cattle, and to take what pro- stances, to take possession of Nyborg, visions could be obtained with the troops, his duty naturally called him to a coto save the present supplies, and pro- operation with the troops of that navide against contingencies. His infor- tion, and consequently a frequent com• mation, he further observed, did not en- munication with the town; but that, able him to judge how far it would be notwithstanding the hostility of the day, practicable or prudent for the Spanish he had given strict orders io all under commander to seize on Nyborg : such his commavd to observe the utmost civi. a' measure would indeed secure the in. lity towards the inhabitants, and that it activity of the gun-boats, but it might was bis wish to abstain from every hosinvolve the safety of the troops in Zea. tile and offensive act, so long as no bosland and Jutland, by inducing the Danes tile measures were pursued by the troops to act offensively, when otherwise they of Denmark or France against those of might be disposed to wink at the quiet Spain ; but that, should any opposition removal of the Spanish troops. He be attempted to the quiet embarkation moreover recommended, that, if the of the Spanish troops, he should certainprinciples of the plan were approved of, ly, though most reluctantly, take meathe movement should be general and si- sures which, it was to be apprehended, multaneous; that it should be acted u• might occasion the destruction of the pon in all its parts on the same day, un. town. But although the Danish gari. less a discovery took place, in which son of Nyborg yielded to circumstancase each part should act immediately ces, the Fama armed brig, of 18 guns, without hesitation.

and the Salorman cutter of 12, moored “ The plan was approved of in toto by across the harbour near the town, rejecthe Spanish general, but some untoward ted all remonstrance on the part of the circumstances having occasioned sus. Danes, and every offer of security made picion, a premature execution of it be- by the general and the admiral. The came necessary. The wind and cur. reduction of these vessels being absorent being adverse, the Admiral left the lutely necessary, and the Spanish gede. Superb on the sth, and went in his ral being unwilling to act hostilely a. barge to the Brunswick, off Nyborg, gaiast Denmark, such small vessels and where his flag was hoisted. On the gih boats as could be collected were put upthe Spanish general took possession of der the orders of Capt. Macnamara, of the town of Nyborg, and the Admiral the Edgar, who attacked and took them, wrote to him, congratulating him and but not without the lamented loss of the Spanish nation on the firm and man. Lieut, Harvey, of the Superb, an ofily step that he had taken on this impor. cer of much merit, and two seamen tant occasion, and recommending the wounded; the enemy had seven killed immediate conveyance of the troops to and 13 wounded. Before they struck, Langeland, there to take post till the the Spaniards in some measure departarcival of the transports. With thised from their general's intention, and

Pred some shot at them, being irritated and cutter which rejected his offers of at this vexatious opposition to their security, and forcibly opposed his en• friends,

trance into the port. "On the roth the admiral wrote to the “ That a plan thus hastily, although governor of Nyborg, that as his en most judiciously executed, should have trance into the harbour had been forci. not succeeded in its entire extent, will biy opposed, he was under no obliga. not excite surprise. Two regiments in tion tu abstain from hostility, nor to re- Zealand, after having fired on the French spect the property of the inhabitants ; General Frision, who commanded them, but although these could not be better and killed one of his aids-de-camp, were secured than by the word of a British disarmed; and one regiment in Jutland, officer, still it must be obvious to his Ex- the admiral says in the body of his discellency, that the Spanish general had patch, was too distant and too critically occasion for several of the small craft in situated to effect its escape ;-but in a the port, and that unless the masters postscript he says that hopes were coand crews of them would lend their aid tertained that part at least of this regito equip and navigare their vessels, it ment had escaped to the post at Langemight not be in his power to secure land by the Western Channel. Excluthem from injury; but if they complied, sive of it, however, 10,500 of the Spa. he pledged himself, after the short ser: nish troops are thus secured. There vice on which they were required, to use were already 2500 in Langeland ; anoevery means in his power to secure ther 1000 were thrown into strengththem from injury, and to grant pass. en the Spanish post until the army could ports for their safe return.

be landed; occo embarked at Nyborg "Every thing bring thus arranged, with the Marquis de la Romana, and and expedition being deemed of the grea. upwards of 1000 from Jutland joined fest importance, the Admiral shifted in the morning of the uth. The ad. his fag to the Hound in the harbour, miral bestows the highest praise on the ad as, from the circumstances of the officers and men employed in this short weather, ships of the line could not be but fatiguing service. As an attack on brought nearly in, 57 sloops or doggers the rear was to be apprehended, great found in the port were fitted by the sea. precaution was necessary ; such guns as men, in which great part of the artillery, could be brought to bear upon it were baggage, and stores, was embarked that spiked, and the embarkation was covera night and the following day, and remo- ed and most effectually protected by the ved to the point of Slypsham, four miles Minx gun-brig, and the two prizes, and from Nyborg, where the army was em- by the very judicious disposition of the barked safely on the morning of the gun boats under Captain May, of the lith, and without opposition, notwith. Royal Artillery, who volunteered. The standing the very unfavourable state of most lively joy was diffused thro' every the weaiber, and placed under the pro. class of the army by this event, and such tection of his Majesty's ships at the an. was the eagerness of the troops to es. chorage of the island of Sproe. The cape from the yoke of the tyrant, that whole were landed in the course of the the regiment of Zamora made a march afternoon of the 13th at Langeland, and of about 90 English miles in 21 hours." a convention had been entered into be. Such are, in substance, the official tween the Spanish general and the go. accounts of an event which is in itseif a vernor of the island, which, on the one victory, and an important one, and not hand, enjoined abstinence from hostility, the worse for being almost bloodless. and on the other a sufficient supply of The plan for extricating those brave provisions, if this island (which is fertile) men from the ignominious and mortify. could afford it.

ing situation in which they had been "Some sacrifices of horses and stores placed by a tissue of craft and misforwere deemed necessary by the general; iune, does equal credit to the wisdom and as the admiral considered it right of those who formed, and the moderafa enter into his views and wishes, eve. tion of those who executed it. By this y unavoidable act of hostility was rigid, most grateful of all succours, we shall jy abstained from, for such ihe admiral establish an additional claim to the gra. did not deem the bringing away the brig titude and esteem of the Spanish ration;


we restore to them upwards of 10,000

FRANCE. of their veteran troops, and with them The motions of Bonaparte, since he a commander universally respected and left Bayonne on the 16th of July, have beloved, and who is said to possess the been kept secret. It is said he visited confidence of the army beyond any of- Bourdeaux and Rochefort. He arrived, ficer in the service. Ils effects through however, at St Cloud on the 14th Aug. out Europe must be highly important. On the 15th (his birth-day) there were The escape of those men, and the ob- open theatres, illuminations, fore-works, ject for shich they have been emanci. public dances, &c. &c. but all at the pated, cannot be concealed, and the ac- expense of the government. The mi. tual state of affairs in Spain must now nister of the interior, on these occasions, be fully disclosed. It is indeed already draws up the plan of the festival, and very generally knowo, but the real facts the Parisians become the willing actors and the French fictions keep the public in the scene, whether their hero be a mind in a state of doubt and hesitation. Robespierre or a Napoleon, a man of

So admirably were the above mea- blood in a red night-cap, or a man of sures concerted, that not a whisper ot it blood under an imperial diadem. Na. was heard at Hamburgi, or any place in poleon on this occasion received, of its vicinity, until the arrangements for course, the congratulations of the Se the embarkation at Nyborg were com- nate and other public bodies. pleted. They had heard privately in. On Sunday the 21st August, a grand deed of threats being employed to in. ball was given at the Hotel de Ville, at duce the Spaniards in Holstein to take which their Imperial and Royal Majes. the oath of allegiance to King Joseph, ties, with all their relations, ministers, and that the officers had been given to and generals were present. understand that, if they refused, they It has at length been permitted to the would immediately be disarmed, dise French Journalists to take notice of the missed the service, and have their pro. events in Spain. The Moniteur of the perty confiscated. It was not till the 6th September contains a very long evening of the roth, when nothing was narrative of the events that have taken heard or dreamt of but the preparations place in that country since the French for the celebration of Bonaparte's Birth- entered it, although in fact it is the his. day, that the astonished Hamburghers tory of no one event; it is such a conwitnessed the sudden departure of their catenation of palpable and contradicforeign guests. Two battalions of Dutch tory falsehoods, as was never before istroops, and a number of artillery, were sued even in revolutionary France. The ordered to appear on the grand parade people of Spain are represented as haat nine o'clock, and immediately march ving been the only plunderers, the only ed through the Altona gate, and pro persons guilty of cruelties and excesses, ceeded by forced marches to Holstein. Throwing off all allegiance, disregarding

The French General Bernadotte was the constituted authorities, and anxious at Travemunde, when, on the arrival of merely for disorder and revolution ; several couriers, he set off suddenly for whilst the French have conducted them. Rendsberg. A considerable force of the selves with the uimost moderation and enemy had been assembled in Holstein, humanity, giving no provocation : All and as it was possible that they might the cruelties which have been practised effect a passage over to Langeland, Ad by the French themselves, are charged miral Keates had collected as many ves. upon the Spaniards. The account of sels as were able to carry the Spanish the war is of the same stamp. The troops to Gottenburgh ;--- from whence narrative rambles from one province to they were to embark for England on another, always leaving off when the the 10th of September, on board of 40 triumphant French were upon the point transports sent out for the purpose. of entering the cities, which therefore The convoy was the Nassan of 64 guns the reader is led to believe were taken, and three sloops of war. The Marquis and the entire provinces subdued. With de Romana, commander of the Spanish the single exception of Dupont's defeat, army, arrived at Harwich from Gotten. it says that the French arms were invaburgh, on the 16th of September, and riably successful, and even in mention. set out for London.

ing Dupont's defeat, it says nothing of

his surrender. He is charged with bad carry on the war with Spain with the generalship, and also of betraying igno. utmust activity, and destroy the armies rance in the subsequent negotiation, which England has disembarked in that though no mention is made of the pur. country. The future security of my sub. pose of this negotiation. The narrator, jects, the prosperity of commerce, and moreover, informs us, that "the misma. a maritime peace, must alike depend on nagement of Dupont, and the excessive these operations.” Such are Bonaparte's heat of the season, induced the King avowed intentions respecting Spain, and (Joseph) to assemble his troops, and to he is preparing the means to give them place ihem in a cooler climate than that effect. A new levy of 80,000 men, is of New Castile, and in a situation which to be taken from the four classes of the presents a milder atmusphere, and bet- conscription of 1806, 7, 8, and 9, and ter water, The King left Madrid on the conscription of 1910 is ordered out, the ist of August, and the whole army for the purpose of forming camps of rewent into cooler cantonments !". It is serve, and protecting the coast. The unnecessary for us to notice further this French troops in Prussia and other parts wretched composition, the fabricator of of Germany are returning with their ac. which has not thought proper to make custom-d rapidity into France, to be the most distant allusion to the surrell- sent against Spain, and are to be repla. der of the French squadron in Cadiz. ced by conscripts. The contingents of

Having thus informed us what has the confederation of the Rhine have a!been done in Spain, the official scribe so begun their march France, and proceeds to inform us what is to be they will, it is said, be stationed at done. We have first an official com. Boulogne and on the French coasts, in ment on certain paragraphs in a London order that Bonaparte may be enabled to paper, in which Napoleon distinctly an. press with the whole of his veteran force nounces to the people of Spain, and to against Spain. Europe, bis determination to employ all The final answer of Bonaparte to the the forces of France to compel the Spa- petition of the merchants of Bourdeaux niards to accept of his brother for their relative to restraints on their commerce, king. " The affairs of Spain are irrevo. is said to have been forwarded from Pac cably fixed," he says, " and before the ris on the 29th August. It is, that "he year is elapsed, there will not be a sin. cannot permit any neutral vessels to en. gle village in Spain in a state of insur- ter or depart from his ports, consistently rection, nor an Englishman in that coun- with the arrangements be had made

with his great ally the Emperor of Rus. We have sext a report of the Minis. sia." ter of Foreign Affairs to the Senate, in Gen. Murat, formerly, by the grace which are detailed the reasons for the of Napoleon, Grand Duke of Berg, now appointment of Joseph Bonaparte to the “ Joachim Napoleon, by the grace of throne of Spain, and among others it God (as he says) and of the constitution, charges the late Spanish Government King of the twu Sicilies, and Grand Ad. with an intention to join with England miral of the empire," has issued a proia a fourth coalition against France; and clamation, announcing bis having ceded it is asserted that the French empire can his sovereignty over the Grand Duchy never be secure unless Spain has a go- of Berg, and all his rights in Germany, vernment completely amalgamated, as to the imperial Napoleon, whose breath it were, with the government of France; made him a Grand Duke, and has now the Spanish people, or their wishes and made him a Great King. His wife is to advantage, being, it seems, a matter of succeed him in the throne, in the event no account, A report follows from the of her surviving him. War Minister, which urges the necessity Cambaceres, the Prince Arch-chan. of subduing Spain, and of employing cellor of the empire, has been created a military force of 200,000 men for that Duke of Parma, and Le Brun, the Prince object, He may find it difficult to pro- Arch-treasurer, Duke of Placenza. vide maintenance in Spain for half the It is, we are assured, an undoubted number, We have, moreover, a mes. fact, that Lucien Bonaparte has applied sage from Booaparte to the Senate, in to the King of Sardinia, and to Mr Hill, which he saysI am determined to the British Envoy, for passports for him. self and family to go to the United States montaise mounted 50 guns, long 19 of America. It is of course Lucien's pounders on her main-deck, and 36 opinion, (and he has credit for much pound carronades on her quarter.deck, discernment and ability,) that his bru- and had on board 316 Frenchmen and ther's power is on its decline.



216 Lascars. She had 50 men killed and 100 wounded. Moreau, her second

captain, was the same desperate ruffian NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. who stabbed Capt. Larkins, after the The London Gazette announces the capture of the Warren Hastings East Incapture of the celebrated Piedmontaise diaman, and whom Sir Edward Pellew French frigate, which nas done so much denounced, in his public orders to the damage to our shipping in the Indian fleet, as a proper object of vengeance, seas. She was taken by the St Fiorenzo if ever he should be taken. Moreau frigate, Capt. Hardinge, after one of the conducted himself in a furious manner most severe and determined actions that during the engagement. He would not have been fought during the war. The suffer the ship to strike, and declared he gazette does not give the particulars; would never be taken alive by the En. The following are from prirate letters :- glisli. At last he discharged his pistols

The Piedmontaise having heard that into his own body, jumped overboard, three East Lodiamen, viz. the Charle- and was drowned. ton, Metcalf, and Devonshire, were to We regret to add, that the gallant Capt. proceed from Bombay to Columbo with. Hardinge was unfortunately killed by a out convoy, formed the design of inter. grapeshoi, a few minutes only before cepting them at Cape Comorin, and had

the enemy struck. Lieut. H. Massay determined to fight the three ships, and was wounded. The St Fiorenzo is rato board the first they came up with, ted at 39, but mounts 46 guns,--and without firing a gun. Accordingly, on had only 200 men on board ; of whom the morning of the 6th of March, she 12 were killed, and 25 woonded. discovered the three Indiamen off Cape Lieut. Dawson succeeded Capt. Hard. Comorin, and was just going to bear inge, and brought the St Fiorenzo, with dowa upon them, when the St Fiorenzo her prize, into Columbo on the 12th of came in sight. She then made off. The March. St Fiorenzo chased her the whole day, Another most brilliant action has been and came up near midnight, when a par. fought off the Dardanelles by the Sea. tial action took place, which did not last horse frigate, Capt. John Stewart; the more than ten minutes. The St Fio- following are the only particulars that renzo continued the pursuit during the have transpired :night, and at half past six in the morn- On the 16th of July, the Seahorse, of ing, renewed the action, which lasted 38 guns, arrived at Malta, with a very an hour and three quarters, when the large Turkish frigate, of so brass guns St Fiorenzo, having her rigging, &c. and 700 men. She, with two other fri. much damaged, dropped astern to right. gates, of 44 guns each, came out on purThe Piedmontaise, observing this, made pose to take the Seahorse. The latter every effort to get off, but the St Fio- did not decline the contest. She brought renzo's damage being quickly repaired, them to close action, sunk one of the she again gave chace, and in the even- 44's, after two broadsides, and captured ing, was so near as to keep sight of her the so gun ship, after an action of three all night, and, between ten and eleven hours. The other 44 escaped. The next inorning, she attacked the enemy Turkish ship was brought in a complete a third rime, and, after a close action of wreck. When the Lieutenant of the an hour and twenty minutes, this terror Seahorse boarded her, he found the offof the Indian seas, so long renowned for cers cutting up with their sabres the her success and swift sailing, struck her poor seamen for not making a longer colours. Both frigates were very much resistance. She is said to have had 200 cut up, particularly the Piedmontaise, men killed, and 300 wounded. The whose masts and bowsprit all went by Seahorse was much cut up in her masts the board after the action, in conse- and rigging, but had only six men killed quence of the heavy swell, The Pied, and five wounded.


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